by Mentor Artist Cathy Bowman
Names are an integral part of who we are–as artists, as people. Using papier mâché, Students at San Jose Middle School in Novato made 3-D giant letters representing the first letter of their first names. First they scrunched up wads of paper and taped them to cardboard forms. Using paint and glitter, students then explored creating stripes and various thicknesses and textures. The objective was to explore the texture and sounds of newspaper, and what happens with paint and pattern.